October, 2021

Seven Product Backlog Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

[link]. The Product Backlog is Too Big. A few years ago, I was asked to help a healthcare company with their agile transition and its impact on product management.

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap.


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Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings

Henry Shapiro

In the early days of a company’s growth, things are a lot simpler. You can rely more on "serendipity as a service" to keep projects and initiatives organized, and everyone has a decent idea of what people are prioritizing from week to week

Getting Over FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out

Nir Eyal

FOMO, the "fear of missing out,” refers to the feeling of “anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.”

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

Representing Customer Segments on Your Opportunity Solution Tree (Teresa’s Take)

Product Talk

There is no single right way to do continuous discovery. I can’t emphasize this enough. Recently, Hope Gurion walked through three scenarios where she argued teams might benefit from including customer segments on their opportunity solution trees.

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3 Product Marketing Myths to Dispel


Product Marketing may be one of the most misunderstood and undervalued functions as evidenced by the fact that so many B2B organizations still don’t have it.

Why You Need to Shift Your Team from “Agil-ish” to Agile [+Webinar]

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To learn more in-depth about how to adapt Agile values and become more effective at delighting your customers, join our upcoming webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile , this Thursday at 10:00AM PT.

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Personal productivity: tools worth giving a try

Artem Loktionov

Exploring the tools that help to stay productive at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance

“Digital Body Language” Is Everything: Interview with Erica Dhawan

Nir Eyal

The post “Digital Body Language” Is Everything: Interview with Erica Dhawan appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection


A Product Manager's Guide to Working Effectively with Engineering Teams

Speaker: Sayanti Ghosh, Product Manager for AI/ML

If you are new to your Product Management role or if you are trying to improve your relationship with your engineering team, then this webinar will give you different perspectives about the PM-Engineer relationship.

Tools of the Trade: A Look at Optimal Workshop’s Discovery Tech Stack

Product Talk

Continuous discovery is about changing your behavior. That’s why Teresa named her book Continuous Discovery Habits. You don’t just think your way into continuous discovery. Sure, it’s important to understand the underlying concepts.

SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

Mind the Product

Very often we talk about what a product manager should do, what they need to learn, and how they fit into their organisation, but we like this 2015 post from Simba Sagwete detailing six key things a product manager should NOT do.

The Biggest Reason You Need a Product Manager Farm Team


If you’re in a leadership role, here’s the biggest reason you need a product manager farm team. It comes down to whether you want your product management function to lead or be forever relegated to taking orders from customer-facing disciplines like sales and customer success.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

What does API Monitoring Mean for API Product Managers and Growth Teams

Derric Gilling

What API metrics are important to monitor for product managers and growth teams

Good News! Your Willpower Isn’t Limited–Don’t Believe the “Ego Depletion” Theory

Nir Eyal

The post Good News! Your Willpower Isn’t Limited–Don’t Believe the “Ego Depletion” Theory appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline


Learn How Pilot Flying J Uses Apptentive Mobile Surveys and Fan Signals™


The Pilot Flying J product team set a goal to build more features that aligned with what was most important to their loyal customers.

Outcome-driven product teams – Becky Flint on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We talked with Becky Flint, CEO at Dragonboat to discuss how you can take the next step into becoming an outcome-driven product organisation. [.] Read more » The post Outcome-driven product teams – Becky Flint on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

B2B Product Manager October 2021


B2B Product Manager October 2021. We continue the theme of preparing those coming from technical roles into product management. The goal is to help them succeed right out of the gate with stronger market and customer domain expertise.

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3 Common Mistakes When Starting Product Prioritization

The Product Coalition

Whilst it can be great to have 100’s of ideas a day it can be overwhelming when you realize it’s simply not possible to accomplish them all simultaneously. The same can be said for handling product backlog , feature requests and anything else you need to put together a great product.

OKRs vs KPIs – Understanding Measurements for your SaaS Product


OKRs vs KPIs – the most recent darlings of the SaaS world. Everyone wants to use them, but a lot of people tend to confuse what they are for and how to actually implement them properly. How do they compare to metrics ? Are they the same thing? Let’s find out!

The New Norms of Business: Interview with Nathalie Nahai

Nir Eyal

The post The New Norms of Business: Interview with Nathalie Nahai appeared first on Nir and Far. Consumer Psychology

A Strategic Guide to Community Gamification

Does creating engaged customers and impacting CS objectives sound interesting? Learn more about how gamification can help your customer success team in our free eBook.

Four Key Product Management Lessons from a Product Manager at Mailchimp


Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences.

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Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively

Mind the Product

Here are five ways product and design can forge a strong partnership, as told by members of the product management and design team at Def Method. [.] Read more » The post Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively appeared first on Mind the Product.

Product Demo Discovery – Nail It With This Agenda


If you want to nail the product demo discovery meeting, it’s all in how you set up the agenda beforehand. Demo Discovery vs. Sales Discovery.

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The Key Metrics That Fintech Product Managers Can’t Live Without


Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.